Thanks almost completely to Rob Bell’s book, Love Wins (and those who helped bring our attention to it, like Justin Taylor and John Piper), the landscape of the theological blogosphere of 2011 has been dominated by the subject of Hell.
Rob Bell came under extensive fire, heavy by foe and light by friend. We were constantly reminded that “Rob Bell is not a scholar, but…” and the “but” would lead into something like, “he is influential and he’s made some pretty hefty mistakes that require a scholarly response.”
Now it seems that Bell has rounded the year off by publishing with HarperOne (make no mistake about it dollar signs are draped in the background) with a second book, “The Love Wins Companion: A Study Guide For Those Who Want To Go Deeper“. Well I certainly want to go deeper, but I’ve been drained so much by the discussions of hell this year that I have no desire to run out and pick up this companion. As it is I have “The Evangelical Universalist” and “God Wins” on my shelf both begging for my attention, yet my mind grows weary just thinking about picking them up right now.
But in case you are not like me, in case you are still hot on the subject, I wanted to bring this book to your attention.
I haven’t read it. I eventually may.
I am curious, how many of you plan to read this book any time soon?
(P.S. Doesn’t the book cover have a closer resemblance to Mark Galli’s God Wins than to the original Love Wins or is it just me?)